There are a number of ski schools operating out of Megeve, should you wish to book with them before your stay. The Princesse lift is the nearest lift to the chalet so we recommend joining a group that meets there. Alternative meeting points are Mont D’Arbois or St Gervais Les Bettex.
Ecole de Ski Français (ESF) Megeve
ESF is the largest ski school in Megeve and offers group and individual tuition to adults and children. Lessons are available in English, Italian, Spanish and German. ESF's main ski school office in Megeve is situated in the Rue de la Post and there also are five smaller satellite offices in the ski area:
ESF Ski School Megeve
Princesse Tel: +33 4 50 93 00 84
Or Tel: +33 4 50 21 00 97
École de Ski Internationale (ESI) Megeve
The ESI ski school is a smaller, bespoke ski school with a maximum group size of eight for children and offering tuition in all forms of skiing and snowboarding, including telemark, snowshoeing and skwaling, the extreme carving craze that takes place on a single carving ski.
Tel: +33 4 50 58 78 88
Agence de Ski Megeve (ASM)
The Agence de Ski Megeve offers tuition in French, English and Spanish and is run by Jean-Marc Duvillard, who also owns the Duvillard Sports ski hire shop.
Agence de Ski à Megève
Tel: +33 4 50 89 12 73
Mobile: +33 699 18 52 00
Ski Pros Megeve
Ski Pros Megeve is a small ski school run by Mike Beaudet and useful for English-speakers as most instructors are either British or American. Ski Pros Megeve offers group ski lessons, private lessons and also courts corporate groups.
Tel: +33 681 61 06 15
Revolution Glisse Ski School
Revolution Glisse is an association of freelance English-speaking instructors and guides, all qualified with national certification and offering skiing and snowboarding lessons for all ages with a minimum age of six for skiing and eight for boarding. Their "five-star" service is tailored to your needs and includes filming and a souvenir DVD video so you can see your progress. Paragliding and handgliding lessons are also available.
Tel: +33 667 60 89 64
Ski kindergartens for young children
Club des Piou Piou La Caboche (Tel: +33 4 50 58 97 65) is a kindergarten for children aged between three and five that also offers ski tuition and the rather forbidding name MEG Accueil Childhood Department (Tel: +33 4 50 58 77 84) masks a kindergarten that also specialises in teaching young children to ski.
Mountain Guides in Megeve
The main mountain guiding company, Bureau des Guides Megeve has operated out of Megeve for over 30 years and is situated in the centre of the village.
Bureau Guides Megeve
Tel: +33 4 50 21 55 11
It is a good idea to reserve a table up the mountain for lunch or in Megève town centre for dinner at busy times of year. There are a lot of very fine restaurants in Megeve & St Gervais with many Michelin stars as well as some excellent more casual options.
Megeve Town - French High End
Flocons de Sel - +33 4 50 21 49 99
3 Michelin Stars Another boasting Michelin stars. Chef Emmanuel Renaut beavers away in the 4-star spa hotel of the same name creating dishes to not only revive hungry stomachs but to also wow bored palates. Renault also offers cookery classes, for those who want to recreate his dishes at home
Le 1920 – 33 450210350
This season, Megève’s unmissable gastronomic address is Le 1920, the restaurant at the Hotel Chalet du Mont d’Arbois, where 28-year-old chef Julien Gatillon was recently awarded a Michelin star, for his suave, elegant and beautifully executed contemporary French cooking.
La Ferme de Mon Pere +33 4 57 54 21 30
La Ferme de Mon Père is famous for being one of two restaurants, both owned by Veyrat, to receive a perfect score (20/20) from the French food guidebook Gault Millau. No restaurant had earned a perfect score of 20 before because the authors of Gault Millau had thought perfection was impossible to achieve. The restaurant also previously had a three-star rating from the Michelin Guide.
La Table du Trappeur + 33 (0)4 50 21 15 73
Find the flavours forgotten of yesteryear dishes, but also the grilled or roast meats in a typically Savoyard frame. Head-Chef, Jérôme Blanchetière, who started his professional training in Megève, is noticeable by his taste for a refined, delicious and nevertheless traditional cooking
La Sauvageonne - +33 4 50 91 90 81
Serving fusion french and asian. A bar is open from 7.30 Pm for an aperitif or drinks before your meal. You can continue your evening in a musical atmosphere animated by a Disc Jockey until 3am.
Megeve Town – Casual Dining
Le Bistrot De Megeve - +33 (0)4 50 21 32 74
Good local bistro serving well priced food in nice central Megeve atmosphere.
Okay Burger - +33 6 14 18 06 10
Cheap Eat - burger restaurant serving good burgers
Pomodoro Rosso – +33 4 50 21 31 97
Good pizza and Italian restaurant in Central Megeve
Le Pizzaiolo - +33 450211224
Local Pizza restaurant, serving Pizza to eat in or takeaway
Moutain Restaurants in Rochebrune
Super Megeve - +33 4 50 21 22 05
Excellent Terrace, top of the Rochbrune lift, ‘pricey but good’, with great atmosphere and attentive service.
Alpette +33 4 50 21 03 69
On Rochebrune Alpette is the prestige place – ‘good for a blowout’. One of the original mountain restaurants
Le Radaz +33 4 50 58 94 4
Towards Cote 2000 - Good value traditional savoyarde mountain hut.
Petite Fountaine - +33 669653093
Close to Cote 2000 and on the side of a lake, Petite Fontaine is a 4-star good-value snack bar.
Restaurant Cote 2000 +33 4 50 21 31 84
More high end at the bottom of Cote 2000 - great food and ambiance
Moutain Restaurants in Mont D’arbois and St Nicholas
Le Manderin - +33 4 50 21 31 27
Lovely terrace, French cuisine, great views, Les Mandarins claims to be the oldest high altitude restaurant in France. It is expensive as a result, but there is a nice ambience with an open fire.
Ideal - +33 4 50 21 31 26
Michelin starred mountain restaurant serving Traditional French Cuisine. Located close to the Mont d'Arbois Telecabine, Ideal 1850 is smart and used to be very expensive and pretentious, but now less so. Food is excellent food and it's best to book especially at weekends as there is a great sun terrace with a panoramic view featuring Mont Blanc
Refuge de Porchere - +33 6 80 64 01 43
Above St-Nicolas offers ‘lovely food and ambience’ and a ‘delicious white vin chaud spiced with red peppercorns’; but beware – the kitchen closes early
La Ravière - +33 450931571
On Mont d’Arbois, tucked away in the woods near the Croix chair, is a tiny rustic hut that serves really good food but does have a limited choice.
Le Gouet +33 4 50 93 20 97
Close to La Croix chair lift and one of the best of the cheap eats, family run, rough around the edges, but good food and very good value.
La Folie Douce +(33)450589967
Known primarily as a party bar - restaurant until after lunch when the tunes startup around 3.30, expect dancing on the tables!
Moutain Restaurants in Jaillet/Combloux/Giettaz
Auberge Bonjournal +33 4 50 55 80 41
Le Jaillet - towards La Giettaz – ‘good menu, fair value, great views’, ‘friendly staff, nice ambience’.
Auberge du Christomet (Tel: +33 4 50 21 11 34)
Good food and service, and one of the best for non-skiers to meet up with skiing friends. Auberge du Christomet is not cheap, but offers excellent food and fantastic views of Mont Blanc. Savoyarde specialities are extremely good. It's open all year round too and has a good sun terrace.
Table du Skier (Tel: +33 4 50 93 07 15)
A rustic restaurant with an open fireplace, serving pasta and crepes, Table du Skier is located at the top of the Jaillett cable car.
Restaurant En Face du Mont Blanc (Tel: +33 4 50 21 06 51)
There are two restaurants in Restaurant En Face du Mont Blanc so you can usually get a table. Located at the top of the Jaillet cable car, lunch is buffet style, and although it is a little expensive, the views across Megeve with Mont Blanc in the background are simply stunning and won't find many restaurants with a better view than this.
Saint Gervais Town Centre
St Gervais has a more laid back air to Megeve, but is worth a visit and has some good restaurants to enjoy.
Restaurant Le Serac - +33 4 50 93 80 50
Michelin Star taster menu available, serving excellent modern French cuisne
La Ferme de Cupelin – +33 4 50 93 47 30
High End French cuisine in a traditional Savoyarde setting
La Galeta – +33 0450931611
French Traditional Local Savoyarde, excellent grilled meats and local dishes. Popular local restaurant, down a small path next to the church.
L'Eterle – +33 4 50 93 64 30
Good Pizza - Eat in relaxed casual atmosphere for a laid back Pizza night.
La Pizza Pava – 33 450904459
Takeaway Pizza, well sometimes that’s just what we fancy!